Procurement Manager

Babban Gona seeks to hire a Procurement Manager.

Key Responsibilities

Manage Babban Gona’s sourcing capabilities and supply chain

  • Direct purchasing agents and buyers throughout the process of evaluating suppliers, conducting interviews with vendors, negotiating supplier agreements and managing supplier and vendor contracts.
  • Develop procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
  • Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms.
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Approve purchase orders and organizing and confirm delivery of goods and services.
  • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
  • Control the procurement budget and promote a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Oversee and manage the IT systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods.
  • Prepare procurement reports.
  • Manage domestic and international shipments for both Inbound and Outbound Carriers, to the highest degree of cost-effectiveness and reliability.
  • Lead a skilled team to ensure standards of purchase are met – in line with business expectations — effectively assigning projects and monitoring progress of the team.
  • Builds, develops, measures and coaches members of the team to develop valuable skills and behaviours to enhance performance. Sets staff goals and objectives and reviews staff semi-annually and annually against individual plans. Develops and executes strategies to meet the training needs and succession plan for the team.
  • Update procurement standard operating procedure in compliance with all State and Federal laws, executive orders and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders within the team to ensure
  • Lead continuous Improvement Initiatives to Improve procurement and logistics processes.
  • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage a  collaborative and customer-centric work environment among internal and external customers.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate management reports and analysis – highlighting relevant trends are available and maintained – to enhance data-driven decision-making within the team.
  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Reporting Lines

This position reports to the Head of Partnerships.

Profound know-how in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation and Compliance

  • Leadership experience in logistics, coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as technology and Learning organization. 
  • Ability to analyze information and make quick decisions which is helpful for choosing suppliers, managing costs and choosing quality merchandise.
  • Proven experience managing supply chain operations.
  • Experience using supply chain management software and tools, including Oracle, SAP Ariba, and/or Envision.
  • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent communication skills: Fluent oral and written English. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics (Master’s degree in finance and/or MBA preferred)  At least 6 years of senior financial management role with accounting experience
  • Ability to relate with people from different backgrounds 
  • Well informed on the Nigerian Agri-business environment

Start Up Environment 

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities. 

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions. 

Work Location 

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria. 
  • This role would be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

All interested candidates send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.